Alice:- Elderly and has had a minor stroke. Quite a well classed person who hates bananas who also has a slight ‘standard’ with how things should be. Peter is the one person that she finds funny and willing to laugh with or play a joke with him.
Marion:- She is a lady that should be played aged middle fifties and upwards. An unwanted acquaintance of Alice who’s in a slight hurry, talks incessantly, never listens and is quite forthright.
Julia:- Could be any age, but probably best at least forty and upwards. A good friend of Alice with a kind and helping nature.
Peter:- Any age from forty upwards and ex-army. Good and close friend to Alice, and they have a warmth between them. Quite fun and not too serious.
Nurse:- Any age and could be male or female. Quite bright and cheerful.
Karen:- Any age and with a name change could be a male. Enters with one line right at the end of the play. At a push through costume change, the person who played Marion could also double up and play this character too.
Approximately 35-40 minutes
Preview available here